Cooperative Services Advisory Committee

AVC is deeply committed to bringing communities togetherto provide high quality services to children, families, and our region


Cooperative Services Advisory Committee

Cooperative Services Advisory Committee

AVC's Cooperative Services Advisory Committee includes School Business Officials from our member districts - listed below.  The committee meets monthly during the school year and more often as needed.  When the Committee is charged with developing recommendations for the activities of AVC's Administration or Board of Directors (procurement, services provided, rate setting, financial activiites) the meeting of the committee are open, public meetings.  Other activities include professional learning and networking for are business officials.

For Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes - CLICK HERE.

2016-2017 Members:

Rick Bedard, ChairMillbury Public Schools, Business Manager

Kristopher Luoto, AVRTHS, Director of Business Operations

Robert ConroyBerlin-Boylston Public Schools, 

Daniel Gale, Grafton Public Schools, Director of Finance

Patricia Lange, Hudson Public Schools, Director of Finance

Michael Bergeron, Marlborough Public Schools, Business Manager

Peter DiCicco, Maynard Public Schools, Business Manager

Patricia Marone , Nashoba Regional School District, Assistant Superintendent

Cheryl Levesque, Northborough/Southborough Public Schools, Director of Business

Patrick Collins, Shrewsbury Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Operations &                                     Finance

Irene Oliver, Westborough Public Schools, Director of Finance & Administration 


Joint Procurement/Cooperative Purchasing

Assabet Valley Collaborative continues its commitment to improve efficiencies and increase cost savings through the facilitation of joint procurement activities with Member districts. By utilizing collective volume purchasing, participating school departments are able to obtain the best possible pricing from vendors while taking advantage of a streamlined bid process. AVC Bids continue to evolve to better reflect the needs of the participating school and town departments.

The competitiveness of the Paper, Office, Classroom, Art and Computer Supplies Bid is demonstrated in the bids submitted. Over 650 items are included in this bid and a catalog discount option is offered. Results are both increased buying power and substantial time savings.